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Cocoa, Grenada by Celia Sorhaindo

Giving something back

I encourage you to look out for and try to support local businesses, farmers, artists and so on. Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique have many practical problems that a number of NGOs and local groups of volunteers try to resolve or improve upon.

Grenadians living abroad are continually a great source of assistance to these organisations by sending materials and helping with fundraising. Visitors to the three islands can also make a difference. Think about contacting one of these organisations before or during your visit and asking how you might be able to support them.

(Photo: Buying local produce such as cocoa is a simple way of helping the Grenadian economy © Celia Sorhaindo)

Bel Air Children’s Home

Located between Grand Anse & the Maurice Bishop International Airport, the Bel Air Children’s Home (St George’s; tel: 473 444 5100; email: belairhome@spiceisle.com; www.belairchildrenshome.com) accommodates and cares for over 30 children – from babies to adolescents – who have either been orphaned, neglected, or who have been living in poverty.

Jason Roberts Foundation

Professional soccer player Jason Roberts’ foundation (London (UK) & St George’s; tel: 473 409 9442 & UK tel: 0208 963 9179; www.jasonrobertsfoundation) provides opportunities for children to develop in sporting activities, health and fitness programmes in the UK and Grenada.

J J Robinson Trust

The J J Robinson Trust (www.jjrtrust.com) provides financial assistance for further education for those who are unable to afford it. Also provides financial support for the School for Pregnant and Adolescent Mothers.

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